A Touching Story: The Ancient Conversation Between Plants, Fungi and Bacteria

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 16:31 in Biology & Nature

The mechanical force that a single fungal cell or bacterial colony exerts on a plant cell may seem vanishingly small, but it plays a heavy role in setting up some of the most fundamental symbiotic relationships in biology, according to a new study led by Jean-Michel Ane, a professor of agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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